Championship action on Sunday sees two sides with mixed records since lockdown - each recording a win, a defeat and a draw - face-off, as a Swansea side still chasing a top-six finish host midtable Sheffield Wednesday.
One more defeat could potentially be fatal for Swansea’s playoff hopes, but still within four points of the top six, they have everything to play for, a position they’re perhaps a little fortunate to be in given they’ve won just two of their last 12 Championship outings.
Swansea made a statement on their return by racing to a three-goal lead against Middlesbrough within 15 minutes, seeing out the 3-0 win comfortably, but they’ve failed to maintain those standards since by losing 0-1 at home to Luton and drawing 1-1 with Millwall.
Liverpool loanee can consider himself a little unlucky not to be credited with a goal in midweek after his well-struck free-kick bounced off the crossbar and went in off the head of Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski, but he can be satisfied with his six goals since joining from parent club Liverpool in January and will be looking to punish an out-of-form Sheffield Wednesday outfit here. The teenage striker is 15/8 to score anytime, 11/2 to score first or 11/1 to notch twice.
Only relegation-battlers Hull City have picked up fewer points than Garry Monk’s Owls in 2020, but they made a reasonable return to action by drawing 1-1 with Nottingham Forest, claiming a point with an injury-time equaliser, going on to beat Bristol City 1-2 away, but they returned to earth with a thud in midweek with a sorry 3-0 defeat to promotion-chasers West Brom. They could yet be dragged into trouble amid the threat of an EFL points deduction.
Sheffield Wednesday returned looking much-improved after the break, but their sorry 3-0 home defeat West Brom saw them return to their concerning poor throughout 2020. Given that, we recommend backing the hosts here at 6/5.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change